Welcome to Gainesville
Avison Young opened its Gainesville office in January 2019 through the firm's acquisition of Front Street Commercial Real Estate. As a result of the acquisition, 26 members joined Avison Young, with Nick Banks becoming Managing Director in Gainesville.
Home to the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, Gainesville is well-known for its collegetown atmosphere, including many shopping, dining and entertainment locations, as well as its highly talented workforce, live-work-play lifestyle, low unemployment and diverse economy. The city’s major industries include advanced manufacturing, education, healthcare, life sciences, IT, logistics, green technology and agriculture. Government also forms a large employment base and leading medical facilities offer numerous research, innovation and real estate-related business opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Gainesville’s low unemployment rate (2.8% as of November 2018) sits below the state average.